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and the thunder beat the nets 117-111. in houston, greg smith had a strong second half against the lakers. and they took the lead on three point shot from tony douglas. houston over los angeles 107-105. college basketball, number three michigan rolled over western michigan, 73-41. and that extends the wolverine's streak to seven wins, no losses. congratulations to them. late in the second half, north carolina state's c.j. lessly takes it to the hole for the jam. the wolfpack defeats uconn 69-65. >>> the "boston globe" reports that the red sox have made a three years, are $38 million offer to dodgers and phillies center fielder shane victorino. >>> and los angeles galaxy soccer star david beckham finally said good-bye after six years, thanked his fans. the team won its second mls championship saturday, but beckham has in the yet announced where he'll play in the future. and now for another look at the weather, here is bill karins with the weather channel forecast. >> a big beckham fan? >> yeah, he's a good-bye. not too bad on the eyes. >> people everywhere just turned the audio down. hope
't have land use restrictions. housing prices in houston, which has no zoning, are higher today than they were in 2008. so we don't see the kind of decline when you don't have the land use restrictions. the restrictions are a because the bubbles and that on caused a financial crisis. host: our guest is randal o'toole. marshall is joining us some inglewood, florida, democratic line. - marsha.ood mornin caller: good morning. president obama is focused on we can do better. i do not hope that or dream that or wonder that. i believe that and i am not even worried. i wish people had less worry. thank you. guest: we have a variety of problems. i think most of our problems are institutional. i think people misperceive the problems. in the 1970's we had a big scare about urban sprawl gobbling up our farmlands. yet all the urban areas in the country only cover less than 3% of the land area of the united states. we have a billion acres of farmland and yet in 1985 the florida legislature passed a law that protect farmland from urban sprawl. that law ended up causing a huge housing bubble that ha
. if houston or denver lose, new england can move up with a win. baltimore is the fourth seed at the moment. indianapolis and cincinnati will be the wild card teams. >>> just ahead, rihanna's massive donation. and which "real housewives" star and her husband are calling it quits. >>> plus, tom cruise gets an unexpected trashing from bilbo and friends next. >>> i'm master sergeant wales in southwest asia. i'd like to say hello to my daughters in crestview, florida. i love you and miss you and will see you soon. >> i'm lieutenant colonel john walsh in kabul, afghanistan. i'd like to wish happy holidays to my family back in tampa, florida. my wife susan and the best son in the world, jack. happy holidays, everybody. love you. >>> and good morning. we are talking about some really cold temperatures all through the dakotas. in fact, tonight into tomorrow morning, we have windchill advisories in effect in that area where it could be about 25 to 35 degrees below zero for your windchill. across the east coast, for your christmas eve forecast, looking for temperatures in the 30s and lower 40s. heavi
licenses today. fox 5's karen gray houston has a closer look. >> reporter: meet karen craning, resident of potomac, general manager of a furniture store sitting in the lobby of the license department at montgomery county circuit court. she thought this day would never come. >> so excited. i cannot believe this day is here. i cannot believe it. i've been waiting for a long time. >> reporter: her long time partner of 29 years shuns the spotlight and doesn't want to be identified. >> there's prejudice and people don't believe in who we are and what we stand for and unfortunately they don't want this to happen, but the people of maryland have spoken. >> reporter: a majority of maryland voters approved question 6 on the ballot in favor of same sex marriage effective january 1st. governor martin o'malley signed a proclamation thursday affirming that popular vote. attorney general doug gansler wrote a legal opinion last week that would allow gay couples to get a license before the 1st. >> it's very exciting. >> reporter: long time clerk of court loretta knight has seen a lot over the years
. george herbert walker bush will remain in a houston hospital tonight. doctors say his fever is getting a little worse. his family moments ago saying he is in guarded condition tonight. president bush now 88. we are told he's awake, aware and cracking jokes with his medical team. >>> and in south africa tonight, former president nelson mandela is now out of the hospital this evening and back home where he will continue to receive medical care. the 94-year-old mandela had been hospitalized for more than two weeks. >>> and back here at home this evening, look at this behind me. so many viewers sending in their one thing made in america they bought for a loved one for christmas. tonight, the videos are pouring in. the made in america surprises after they were unwrapped under the tree. the joy and the jobs you helped create tonight. >> what would you like for christmas? >> reporter: it was the question that got us thinking from the start and apparently much of america, too. where was this made? >> china. i know, i know, i know your show. >> reporter: thousands of you know the question and a
in a houston hospital. the 88-year-old was admitted last month after developing a cough. he's now being treated for weakness and fever. doctors say they are cautiously optimistic about his recovery. >>> nelson mandela will also spend christmas in the hospital where he's being treated for a lung infection and gallstones. people in capetown gathered to pray for the former south african president. other prayer services took place across the country. >>> the so-called king of the character actors has died. charles durning played everything from a nazi officer to the pope. he earned two oscar nominations including one for the musical "the best little whorehouse in texas." he was also a world war ii vet who survived the d-day invasion of normandy and battle of the bulge. he was 89 years old. >>> the actor best known as oscar for his role in the 1970s sitcom "the odd couple" has passed away. john finolio takes a look at jack klugman's life, career, and challenges he overcame. >> reporter: jack klugman was best known as the lovable, sloppy, cigar-loving sports writer oscar madison in "the odd couple."
, either houston or denver lose next week, new england can move up with a win. baltimore is the fourth seed at the moment. indianapolis and cincinnati will be the wild card teams. >>> well, rihanna's massive donation and which "real housewives" star and her husband are calling it quick? tom cruise gets a thrashing from bilbo and friends. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. ♪ it's so important to make someone happy ♪ when you give a child a toy, it has to work. ♪ make just one someone happy and when it's a toys for tots child, well, what could be more important? so this year, every hasbro toy donated to toys for tots will be powered by duracell. happy holidays. duracell with duralock. trusted everywhere. >>> hi. i'm lieutenant jennifer shippee from kandahar, afghanistan. i want to say happy holidays to my family in florida, virginia, california. i love you and miss you guys. >>> good morning. i'm lieutenant frank grumel in afghanistan. i want to say happy new year to all my friends. >> happy holidays to you as well. here is your first look at some of the other news going on in ameri
bye in the playoffs. either houston or denver will next week. baltimore is the fourth seed at the moment. indianapolis and cincinnati will be the wild card teams. >>> rihanna's massive donation and which "real housewives" star and her husband are calling it christ. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. [ male announcer ] there's a better way... v8 v-fusion. vegetable nutrition they need, fruit taste they love. could've had a v8. or...try kids boxes! >>> hi, i'm lieutenanten if i remember ship pi from kandahar, afghanistan. i want to say happy holidays to my family. i love you and miss you guys. >>> good morning. i'm lieutenant frank grew mel. i'm here in camp leather neck afghanistan. want to say merry christmas and happy new year. can't wait to see you in the new year. >>> happy holidays to you as well. here is the "first look" at other news going on. a holiday travel tragedy to start with in ohio. three adults and a child were killed on sunday. a mini van went the wrong way on the highway and crashed head on into another mini van. two other children are in critical condi
. >>> george h.w. bush, forced to spend christmas day in a houston hospital. he was treated to a special holiday meal. 88 years old. been in the hospital for more than a month with a lingering cough. doctors are cautiously optimistic for a full recovery for the president. >>> before heading back to d.c., president obama and the first lady michelle obama kept up a christmas tradition. visiting marines at a base in hawaii, thanking them for their service. >> the greatest honor i have as president is being commander in chief and the reason it's an honor is because not only do we have the finest military in the world, but we also have the finest fighting men and women in the world. >> mrs. obama and their daughters will not be cutting their vacation short. they will stay in hawaii. >> good for them. >>> l.a., the best record in the nba. no, not the lakers. the clippers! look at billy crystal. they won their franchise record. he's court side a lot apparently. a record 14th game in a row on christmas night. beating the nuggets, a score of 112-1000, 22-6 on the year. earlier in the day, in the
george h.w. bush is in intensive care at the houston hospital. the 88-year-old is alert and talking but in guarded condition with a stubborn fever. the 41st president has been hospitalized since late november. he was admitted for a lingering cough and bronchitis. >>> former south africa president nelson mandela has been admitted to the hospital after being hospitalized. he was treated for a lung infection and gallstones. the government said mandela will receive top level care at his home after he's fully recovered. >>> the late senator inouye's successor lands in washington aboard air force one. schatz was tapped for senator and goes against inouye's final wish for colleen han abusa take over. >>> and the supreme court justice sonya say it to otomayo a request to stop a mandated contraceptive pill. >>> and still weighing the markets down, right? >> absolutely. as you can imagine, the markets are waiting on the edge of their seats for any deal on the budget crisis or fiscal cliff, as we call it and a lot of ceos are telling us once that uncertainty is lifted, it will give them more c
president george herbert walker bush issued a statement from his hospital bed in houston saying, quote, barbara and i mourn the loss of a true american patriot. more than that, said, president bush, he was a good and decent man and a dear friends. >> he was that and more. andrea mitchell in washington, thank you. >>> a lot of other news to get to this morning. let's head to the news desk. that's where we find natalie morales. >> good morning, everyone. speaking of the former president george h.w. bush, we have an update on his health. good morning to you, janet. >> reporter: natalie, good morning. an e-mail from former president bush's chief of staff is shedding new light on his condition today. it says in part she's confident he will recover. and she says, is he sick? yes. does he plan on going anywhere soon? no. he has every intention of staying put. he would ask me to tell you to please put the harps back in the closet. she goes on to say that mr. bush will likely be in the hospital for a while due to his age and he can use our prayers. natalie, back to you. >> we are sending them.
england patriots and the houston texans, however he did slow down long enough to talk about balancing the game and his family. >> i love coming to work every day. also being at home and giving those boys my attention and my affection and my discipline and being a good parent is so important. i grew up in a house with three sisters. i think it's great for my boys to have a girl in the house. just understand at least a little bit what makes a woman tick. you know, she's a beautiful little girl. >> that's great to see. >> congratulations to them. >> watch the patriots take on the texans tomorrow night on our sister network espn, on monday night football. >>> coming up here on our broadcast -- new show. new location. same bad behavior. mtv's new reality show based in west virginia, why one of the state senators is on the warpath now to shut this thing down. >> i would raert be back in afghanistan. >> no, you wouldn't. >>> hey, can you give me like a countdown? >> also ahead, ready or not, find out what happens when you launch a nervous marine on a thrill ride without warning. that's in ou
, mississippi, even to houston today so something to take note of. the pacific northwest, the some blizzard warnings and winter storm warnings in effect too that starts tonight, up to 75-mile-per-hour gusts and can see here up to one or two feet of snow in the mountains. that's a big picture. >> that is a look at your nation's weather. now back out to dan. >> coming up much more of newtown, connecticut. how do you talk to your children about something like this? we have expert advice. >>> a look at how the pass kerr puts the contentious issue of gun control back in the news. as we said much more from newtown on "gma" after this quick break. ♪ i must have the wrong house. sister? we missed you. they waited up all night for you, you know. it's a long way from west africa. ahh...coffee. [ inhales deeply ] he's here. i brought you something. [ chuckles ] really? ♪ [ chuckles ] what are you doing? you're my present this year. ♪ the best part of wakin' up ♪ is folgers in your cup attention... he went to jared. [ female announcer ] jared the galleria of jewelry has thousands of loose diamo
-per-hour gusts and small hail down through jackson, mississippi, even to houston today so that's something to take note of. and the pacific northwest, the some blizzard warnings and winter storm warnings in effect too. that starts tonight, up to 75-mile-per-hour gusts and can see here up to 1 or 2 feet of snow in the mountains. >> that is a look at your nation's weather. we'll head now back out to dan. >> thank you, ginger. >> coming up, much more from newtown, connecticut. some practical advice to parents. how do you talk to your children about this. >>> also, we'll take a look at how this massacre puts the contentious issue of gun control back in the news. the contend shoes issue of gun control is back in the news. f gun control is back in the news. of gun control is back in the news. sthe contend shoes issue of gun control is back in the news. the contend shoes issue of gun control is back in the news. ithe contend shoes issue of gun control is back in the news. sthe contend shoes issue of gun control is back in the news. gam gam "the game." "good morning amer gm. >>> good morning, amer
.w. bush who awarded the first gulf war, is a houston hospital in intensive care after suffering bronchitis. those are some of the headlines. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman with juan gonzalez. >> welcome to all our listeners and viewers from around the country and around the world. president obama is said to me today with congressional leaders at the white house just three days before year-end deadline to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. obama and congressional republicans remain at an impasse over the republicans' refusal to allow tax hikes even for the wealthiest americans. if an agreement is not reached in time, $600 billion in automatic spending cuts and tax increases will go into effect on january 1. but the tax increases would not necessarily be permanent. the new congress could pass legislation to cancel them retroactively after it begins its work next year. >> while the so-called fiscal cliff has dominated the news headlines, the senate is also preparing to vote today to continue a controversial domestic surveillance program. i
to go home for christmas. president bush has been hospitalized in houston since before thanksgiving with a cough and battling bronchitis. he needs to build up his strength before going back. he is doing physical therapy to get stronger and is in stable condition. >> a warning from a threat in south korea. the nis imissiles can reach the mainland. they discovered evidence of this after the north carolina idea out a banned missile test earlier this month. the big question remains does north korea have mastered re-entry technology which is needed for any cont then that will missile to actually hit a target. i am harris falkner now back to fox files. >>> we are here in grand central terminal in new york city. every day 700,000 people go here which means super dog like holland have an important job to do especially in a post 9-11 world. here is what it takes to become a four-legged hero. >> before they can do this, they all start out like this. >> fox file cameras have a first-hand look at the military working dog program at lack land air force base. it's where puppies learn to become wa
houston's death. >> it was a tragic end to an iconic singer's successful but often troubled career. whitney houston who battled with drugs and alcohol for decades, died february 11th in a hotel bathtub at the age of 48. the night before the grammy awards. houston's death was an accidental drowning with the effects of heart disease and cocaine use as contributing factors. ♪ and i >> nischelle turner, cnn, hollywood. [ male announcer ] it's simple physics... a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebrex can help relieve arthritis pain so your body can stay in motion. because just one 200mg celebrex a day can provide 24 hour relief for many with arthritis pain and inflammation. plus, in clinical studies, celebrex is proven to improve daily physical function so moving is easier. celebrex can be taken with or without food. and it's not a narcotic. you and your doctor should balance the benefits with the risks.
us from houston, texas, the democrats' line. caller: i would like to say that the assault rifle should be treated like the automobile -- you have to have a title to them and buy insurance and the higher the gun power is, the higher insurance, and when you sell it or do something with it, the title should be transferred and responsibility transferred to the person that owns it. in this way, we would have to go big organizations working, trying to come up with the right solution, the nra and the insurance industry. if you want to own something, you should be responsible for it. host: double for the call. from the new york times book section -- we are featuring the -- "the last line -- lion" interview this evening. gayle joins us from louisiana. democrats line. caller: independent line. host: it's as democrats, but go ahead. -- it says democrats, but go ahead. caller: on this assault weapons controversy, a couple of things -- what happened to those children was awful. what happened to those people from superstorm sandy was awful. when we bomb and destroy andple's homes and children
of another highway crash, this one in houston, texas, where an 18-wheeler crashed and exploded on a freeway near the airport. the driver was reportedly killed and multiple emergency teams including firemen and hazmat crews are on the scene. gregg: president obama is apparently cutting his hawaiian vacation short heading back to washington tonight to restart the negotiations on the so-called fiscal cliff. if mr. obama and congress can not agree on a stopgap measure, automatic hikes and spending cuts will hit americans jan 1. peter doocy live in washington with more on this peter, what is the latest? >> reporter: gregg, the president said on friday he would see it this week and maybe if lawmakers went back to home districts to drink eggnog and eat cookies and sing christmas carols maybe they would be more in touch with the hardship so many americans are going to face if the fiscal cliff is not avoided. >> there is a mismatch right now between how everybody else is thinking about these problems. democrats and republicans, outside of this town and how folks are operating here and we've just got
chris in houston, texas on our line for democrats. go ahead, chris. caller: hi. i'm just saying that payroll tax, we really don't get a tax relief because at the end of the year, we had to pay -- we get less back from the government on our income tax. and what the payroll tax does, it just gives us more money during the year. and one other thing. president bush had a surplus at the start of his term of being president. instead of giving that tax rate to the rich, he should have put that money into medicare. what kind of fool doesn't see the babyboomers coming into their health issues? host: joseph rosenberg. guest: so just as a point of clarification, so the payroll tax cut, it is not recaptured at the end of the year. so that is -- for the past two years, the tax rate has been reduced by 2% that has basically been trickled out in paychecks in the form of lower withholding throughout the year. but is not later recaptured at the end of the year with a higher tax. host: next up is mickey in kings port, tennessee, on our line for independents. go ahead, mickey. caller: good morning
's a proud graduate of prairie view a&m university in texas, in the surrounding area of houston, prairie view, texas. he has a great heritage and connectedness to the black power movement, and he's a good combination of peace, gentleness, firmness, leadership and courage. and i might say that he was a man for these times. just as the bible dictated thattester was a woman for her -- that esther was a woman for her time. our chairman of the congressional black caucus found his role in a number of challenges that we faced. and if i might paraphrase a biblical story, hopefully i have it nearly right, but i call this chairman a modern day joseph, who was able to wear the multicolor coat, representing constituencies from different backgrounds and going to represent his people in a foreign land. chairman cleaver would go to places where others had not gone or raise his voice to issues that were unpopular and he did so with the consensus and collaboration of the astute and committed members of the congressional black caucus. i went to his district, as many of us did. we're proud to see the affection
their own restrictions. this is how it works in houston, which has no zoning. half of the residential neighborhoods have restrictions. if you live in a neighborhood without restrictions, you are allowed to petition neighbors, and if 75% agree, you can write covenants and restrictions for your neighborhood. if the developer says we think your neighborhood would be more valuable if we changed it, and we will pay you to change, you can vote to do that. that happens all the time. you get an evolutionary system that responds to demand, rather than government winds and fads. >> your thoughts about the federal housing administration, where nearly for 80 years, they have maintained a stable housing market, helping lower and middle-income families enter the housing market through government assistance. guest: that is true in places without wind use restrictions, the when you have something like the fha subsidizing housing prices, you're creating more instability. host: how do they subsidized it? guest: by providing lower interest rate loans than the private market might provide, which means to
and thunderstorms from houston to cleveland and nashville. the storms are going to move east to atlanta and pittsburgh. rain in the pacific northwest. up to a foot in the rockies, and cascade and sierra range. >> 50s from seattle to billings. 38 in the twin city. 70s across the south. >>> time now for our -- boom -- "favorite story of the day." i do love this. anyone who watches the show for a while knows i am a big fan of las vegas. one of the nation's true. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. >> why am i not surprised? >> willis loves it too. one of the nation's true adult playground to put it mildly. this morning a reason to love sin city even more. >> wham, bam, grand slam. new denny's opened. 24-hour joint. has a full bar. >> mm-hmm. >> and since it's vegas, they also have the obligatory weddle chapel. >> yes, yes, yes. >> they offer a range of wedding packages, some including cake made of denny's pancake puppies. i can't think of anything better. >> anyone who spent time in vegas, tell you at least once, denny's has saved their life. i think, it is only right they expand and make it as big, bold
. damian in houston, texas, independent caller. . caller: good morning. texas is a right to work state. right to work states tended to victimize the employees. is employers don't have what a level standards for employment and it tends to create a high turnover, a love of the discrimination in the workplace -- a lot of discrimination. people feel they are not secure in their job and they often end up leaving or are fired because they are required to do so much for so little and it tends to make one feel as though things fe fort going to be sav the long term. host: here's the "washington times showing a map of the states in green that have right to work laws. so that's the argument, companies will come to the states that have right-to-work. these are the top five states for a business and they also have right-to-work laws. caller: i see the statistics, but i think sometimes the statistics are manipulated in a way. although these states appeared to be productive, there's a lot of criteria involved that may not be evaluated. and sometimes, even in a system where there appears to be a very
are the top five. whitney houston's death. the singing star died you remember of an accidental overdose back in february. next, were searches about hurricane sandy which of course continues to be in the news today. after that the 2012 election that saw the president reelected to a second term. then came searches about the movie, "the hunger games." the film version of the popular book series by the same name. rounding out the top five basketball player jeremy lin who was a surprise star off the bench for the new york knicks. linsanity was only a trend here in new york as lin plays for the houston rockets. some other top trending searches had to do with the olympics, jon. the song, "gangnam style" and teenage bullying back to you. jon: jeremy lin the top five? >> reporter: number five. jon: interesting. thanks, rick folbaum. jenna: ever feel overwhelmed especially at work, even at home especially this time of year? like you have so much going on between the text-messaging and phone calls and e-mails and skype you simply can't focus? turns out we are distracted, a lot. office workers are inter
in mobile. the height of the storm. about 69,000 homes without power in the houston, texas area. nearby louisiana about 4,000 folks without any power late last night. look at that damage. wow. >> reporter: lots of damage. monster winds storms on the move making a mess for holiday travelers. we start in arkansas where freezing rain mixed with snow, here is some snow, sending cars slipping and sliding with deadly results, actually. at laos tw least two people killed on the slick roadways there. we are told the total number of deaths from this storm has risen to six. oklahoma also the scene of deadly weather-related accidents and roadways there covered in snow. and now to indiana, that's where the wind, combined with heavy snow bringing mere white outside conditions and treacherous travel. and now parts of the northeast could see up to a foot of snow. maria molina is live in the fox weather center, no doubt extremely busy today. maria. >> reporter: unfortunately we have the storm system impacting so many people during christmastime. we are not really thinking about severe weather, tornadoe
, comprehensive history ruins the magazine and a novel. robert is a native of houston attended university of texas at austin. please join me in welcoming robert draper. [applause] >> nice to see you. i thought we might start broad. are we better off than they were two years ago? [laughter] >> i really have to answer that question. it really needs answering quite >> it does. >> unit of measurement the democrats would use for congress' performance are different from that which the republicans use. as speaker john boehner has said over and over, the second pass a record low number of those pixel of the congress that were not imposing regulations and not increasing taxes. that's way one of looking on it. the way most people look at it attested to by record low popularity approval rating is that this is a congress that has been defined by dysfunction of the law, a congress in which has never been writer than none and where compromise is really seem to be a foreign-policy, a policy foreign to the roast great deliberative body. >> to think of people who ran in 2010 and got elected with the people who ran
in houston, which has no zoning, are higher today than they were in 2008. so we don't see the kind of decline when you don't have the land use restrictions. the restrictions are because the bubble and that caused a financial crisis. host: our guest is randal o'toole. marsha is joining us some inglewood, florida, democratic line. caller: good morning. president obama is focused on we can do better. i do not hope that or dream that or wonder that. i believe that and i am not even worried. i wish people had less worry. thank you. guest: we have a variety of problems. i think most of our problems are institutional. i think people misperceive the problems. in the 1970's we had a big scare about urban sprawl gobbling up our farmlands. yet all the urban areas in the country only cover less than 3% of the land area of the united states. we have a billion acres of farmland and yet in 1985 the florida legislature passed a law that protect farmland from urban sprawl. that law ended up causing a huge housing bubble that has not created a foreclosure crisis in florida. last year to repeal a bad law will h
regarding former president george h.w. bush. despite remaining in the intensive care unit at a houston hospital, treated for an elevated feerch elevate ed fever. we have word he's improving. the 43rd president is alert and as always in good spirits. >>> and russia's top diplomat and envoy to syria both say the bloodshed in syria must end. [ shouting ] >> video from thursday when local opposition leaders say more than 150 people were killed. this morning, though, we're learning there's talk of hope, of change, even a transitional government. why? because united nations special envoy lakhdar brahimi is in moscow today meeting with high government level officials about syrian president bashir al assad. he's been involved in a nearly two-year civil war that has seen the death of nearly 40,000 people. bring in a senior fellow at the washington institute for middle east policy. thanks for being with us. we appreciate it. let's talk about president bashar al assad's options even if he did, let's say, want to make it out hastily by syria. by some accounts i understand he wouldn't even be able
and fewer personal freedoms. >>> george w. bush spent christmas in a houston hospital with his wife barbara by his side. he's 88 years old, been in the hospital for more than a month now with a lingering cough. doctors are cautiously optimistic for a full recovery. >>> schoolworkers in philadelphia have an interesting assignment over the holiday break. filling up condom dispensers at a third of the city's high schools. the kids can get free condoms as long as their parent approval. some parents, of course, not too happy about it but the deputy mayor for health, donald schwartz, says there is an elm d epidemic of teen stds. he will join us live, and i look forward to talking to him. 25% of new hiv infections in philadelphia are teenagers. not getting the education for one reason or another and they say this will help. parents, of course, some of them see it differently. >> i will keep my mouth shut. wait until the interview, hear what the guy has to say. >>> the power of the media helped get a stolen pooch back to its family. just finishing up the paperwork to adopt the chihuahua mix on satu
there. a beauty. a 42-14 rout of the houston texans. the texans are the best team -- have the best record in the league. that's danny woodhead right now. he's going to cough it up. brandon lloyd recovers it in the end zone for a touchdown. everything's going the patriots way. what a dreamy night. the patriots won 20 straight home games in the month of december. this was tom brady's first game since he and his wife gisele welcomed their child together, v vivian lake. >> did you watch this game? >> yes. i can not. it's way too exciting. >> three weeks to go until the fiscal cliff and all the talk in washington is about what's not happening. we'll explain, coming up. this family used capital one venture miles to come home for the holidays. that's double miles you can actually use... sadly, their brother's white christmas just got "blacked out." [ brother ] but it's the family party! really jingles your bells, doesn't it? my gift to you! the capital one venture card! for any flight, any time! that's double miles you can actually use! how illuminating. what's in your wallet? let me gues
a live report from houston in the bottom of the hour. stay tuned for that . dozens of people singing "amazing grace" last night as they remember the two firefighters murded in webster, new york. ♪ i once was lost, but now i am found. >> the community coming together to honor these two men. they were shot and killed in an excon's christmas eve bash. we are hearing from the firefighters who survived the attack. the joint statement offered the pair gratitude for all of the prayers. doctors upgraded their conditions to satisfactory. it is a long step of healing for the people in newtown, connecticut. all of the flowers and letters and photoin new ton will be soil and blocks to be used in a foundation of a future memorial. it was senator daniel inouyhe's last wish. for colleen handbusa to be. >> i made the appointment for the state of schatz is flying to washington with president obama he is expected to be sworn in later. those are the headlines for you. >> clayton: we'll talk the scal cliff. today is the twenth. a few days left for congress and the president to get their act together.
. at the same time houston gained about 96,000 jobs. los angeles about 78,000. given its record energy production, north carolina has been named as the best-run stat. wyoming slips to second in this year's 24 sln 7 wall street.com rankings. nebraska is third. california wins the dubious distinction of the worst-run state just ahead of rhode island and illinois. >>> well, cold play dreams of paradise. but americans who seek it in hawaii have a steep price to pay. the rainbow state tops a new cold well banker list of the most expensive states for home buyers. the average listing for a four bedroom two bath home going for nearly $750,000. massachusetts is about $300,000 less but still the second most expensive state. california is the third priceyest with a $430,000 price tag on average. the most affordable listings, nebraska where the average listing is about $145,000. iowa and georgia ranked second and third least expensive. those are your number ones here on "weekends with alex witt." tht a holiday deal is to camp out. you know we've been open all night. is this a trick to get my spot?
this year, 675,000 vehicles a in inventory. houston, texas, this is eric. caller: i am if first-time caller. years or 22 years old. i have spent of this entire year try to educate myself a lot more on the whole -- let me get right to the point. i think it should be a state decision. the supreme court should allow the states to make the kind of a decision. giving more people -- in giving more power to the government to regulate this on a national level will create so many issues down the road, and it probably a lot of issues in the immediate -- the reason we even got to this. is because we get some much power to the government to regulate all of the different things and issues. giving them more power is just going to create more problems. my basic thought is, more government power, more issues. host: we will leave it there. victor on the republican line. caller: i do not think the supreme court should even hear the case on gay marriage. our country was built on marriage. it is an abomination to rid it should not even be brought up again to the supreme court. host: why not let them handle it
with secretary houston to follow-up on what i understood west virginia's rights to become a which is the photo id to register but only a signature to code. is there a problem with that? >> there are a dozen ways that you can do that as long as it is respected in your state. if you can get the political pieces in your state, the people to generally agree on what the rules are, and that's why i love the title, is a balance. every time that you had something, that makes it easier to vote then you have to balance that with something that also makes it secure. that is the more secure unit unique to make sure you are not denying access. and i think it is a formula that is -- that needs to be accepted to take the stage. there are any number of ways you could do this i made a proposal on the when the february he was being discussed in ohio, and it had the value of being ignored by both political parties. because they wanted what they wanted. they didn't want what was the balance. so there were any number of ways than you could do this. it's about getting people -- again, for me it's not the policy. the p
riveria. her jet was damaged in a crash in texas and registered to a company in houston. no one was hurt in that incident and friend and family and fans are holding a vig il. >> steve: we are hearing from the family of a british nurse that killed hears after putting through a prank call to kate hiddle ton's appearance-- middleton. >> they miss her every moment of every day . they are really grateful to the support of the british public and the public overseas for the messages and support and kindness. >> steve: as a result of the tragedy the australian radio team behind the call, the show was cancel prankk calls are banned on all shows on the channel . the radio station expected to give $500,000 to the nurse's family. >> eric: right to life places, there are no plates with the opinion available. they voted down pro option that said trust woman. the state attorney general has not decided whether to appeal. >> gretchen: the gird gird bidding adieu to his own country move nothing a new mansion in belg jum. he is taking flight from the president's plan to tax all incomes above 1.2 million at
coming from twitter, weighing in on the question. john says -- host: joe, houston, texas, let me clarify. if you have more than one home at one time, you can write off the first, that you of and the others that you own, that is what john would like to see. joe, republican line. caller: like the other caller said, reduced from $1,000 to $500. host: do you benefit from that? caller: yes. host: you would still be willing to give it up? how come? caller: [indiscernible] i do not want to tax the rich. i make $150,000. i have to trucks, i have to employees, my taxes will go up. host: "the christian science monitor" had a survey with results around mortgage interest and charitable giving deductions. caller: [indiscernible] charity, christmas time, toys for tots. host: theresa, illinois, hello. caller: good morning. i would be willing to give up a little bit more. i was forced into early retirement. i lost my job in february of 2009. i cannot find anything. so, i was forced to go into early retirement, so i am giving my extra 500 that i would have earned every month. i believe that that is a giv
anywhere in this country. host: here is the minimum wage in california. mike in houston, republican. caller: good morning. i oppose raising the minimum wage. it's an artificial boundary. it does not represent a person's skills that. if a person is 17 and has no skills, why what they earn more than their producer? are the employers compelled to pay them $8 or $7 an hour and if they have no skills? that's why you have a higher unemployment rate among kids. when i was an intern in d.c., they did not pay me, but internship provide an opportunity to develop your skills, to find out what you like, to find out how you treat customers, and to find out what you are good at. your pay raise becomes effective depending on how you are. when you build up your skills and find out what you are good at and you produce. host: are your business owner? caller: i am not, but i'm in sales. my commission is built on mccleamy performance. host:. the texas minimum wage, $7.25. the cost of living in california speaks for itself. why regulate that? let the employer, let the student or a the normally young kids negoti
a deadly tanker crash shuts down both sides of a busy texas freeway. this was the scene in houston this morning where authorities say a tanker truck overturned and burst into flames just east of the city's main airport. the driver of the 18-wheeler was killed in the wreck. the flames, shutting down both sides of the freeway. the southbound lanes have since reopened. hazmat teams trying to figure out what kind of cargo the truck was actually carrying. there is no word yetcaused this. jamie: well, right now there is word of a high level defection in syria's civil war as the general of the country's military police reportedly switches sides and joins the opposition. ambassador john bolton joining us now, former u.n. ambassador to the united nations fox news contributor. am bass do, great to see you. thanks for joining us. >> good morning. merry christmas belatedly. jamie: merry christmas to you. how significant is this defection away from assad. >> i think it has couple important aspects. this is another high level general. there is political implication there. we'll have to wait and
a little better after spending christmas in a houston hospital. doctors thought the 88-year-old would be able to go home, but he developed a fever. a spokesman tells cnn the former president has slightly improved. he was hospitalized in late november for bronchitis. doctors say they are cautiously optimistic the former president will be released soon. >>> escalating violence in syria as rebels capture a key military base. now, more signs that the regime of bashar al assad is crumbling. a live record from the region after this. [ sniffs ] i have a cold. [ sniffs ] i took dayquil but my nose is still runny. [ male announcer ] truth is, dayquil doesn't treat that. really? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms, plus it relieves your runny nose. [ breathes deeply ] awesome. [ male announcer ] yes, it is. that's the cold truth! time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you
, north carolina, the metropolitan texas -- >> right. >> -- houston, dallas had been converted politically by people coming from elsewhere. the inner mountain west. so if you halt that, you know, and when you're thinking about latinos as part of a coalition, the key element of that coalition was this mixture of newcomers. latino newcomers and newcomers from other places. particularly if you think to the future of some place like north carolina or georgia, even at congressional district level. so if you halt that, that's one thing. the other question is what -- >> or halt it permanently. >> well, no. we're into a five-year lag. so when does it pick up, how long does it take to get back to the levels of migration that created this political environment which was created 10, 15 years ago? and, you know, by the time this latino electorate gets to voting age, you know, will they start voting early, always a question. >> right. >> right. >> and it varies from one cycle to another. very hard to tell. >> right. >> very difficult to understand what mobilizes people when they're young. >> well, will
. >> right. >> houston, dallas had been converted politically by people coming from elsewhere. the intermountain west. so if you halt that, you know, and when you're thinking about latinos as part of a coalition, the key element of that coalition was this mixture of newcomers. latino newcomers and newcomers from other places, particularly if you think to the future of some place like north carolina or georgia, even at congressional district level. so if you halt that, that's one thing. the other question is what do you -- >> or halt it permanently. >> well, no, but for how long? >> slow now. >> we're into a five-year lag, so when does it pick up? how long does it take to get back to the levels of migration that created this political environment, which was created 10 to 15 years ago. and, you know, by the time this latino electorate gets to voting age, you know, will they start voting early? always a question. >> right. >> not, you know, it varies from one cycle to another. very hard to tell. >> right. >> very difficult to understand what mobilizes people when they're young. >
. on jon houston. i used to be ohio's secretary of state. i want, this idea of balancing access and accuracy. i have one, i guess my best piece of advice is he going to find that balance, run a good controversy free election, don't become a secretary of state in a swing state. it just presents multiple problems. and, frankly, it is politics that stands in way of achieving that balance, not policy. it's the process of getting there that has been the biggest impediment for being were i think we should be in our state and going to explain to you the ohio experience. in 2011, not long after i was elected, i made a proposal that included a balanced approach. at ideas from local boards of elections. and that ideas from my democratic predecessor. even had some ideas from pew any. and we took this legislative package and we called it election modernization. as a former speaker of the house, i can tell you, i know how to run a bill through the legislative process. i checked all the boxes. we know how to sell a reform package. we went to the legislative leadership of both parties and we v
that are important and deserve members' support. for example, senator she houston's bill to obtain abortions in military hospitals in case of rape and incest rights a terrible wrong, but we must take great care. we have the tools to deal with those who would attack us. we do not need to surrender our liberty. because of this moment us challenge to the founding principles of the united states that no person may be deprived of liberty without due process of law, this bill should be rejected. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. mckeon: i yield, mr. speaker, two minutes to my friend and colleague, the vice chairman of the armed services committee and chairman of the subcommittee on emerging threats and capabilities, the gentleman from texas, mr. thornberry. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas is recognized for two minutes. mr. thornberry: thank you, mr. speaker. i want to thank the chairman, the ranking member and all the staff members for getting us here. unfortunately, it is all
a bronchitis related cough. the search is on for a grouch burglars who stole from a houston day care on christmas morning of all of days you wouldn't believe what else surveillance footage. taking ride out to ride one of the day care's tricycle. cops hope this video will help land the moron behind bars. >> or get him a new gig in the circus. that's not easy? that's like me out on the plaza. >> >> juliet: those are the headlines. coming up on the show the supreme court just struck down a request from a christian business ruled in favor of a muslim inmate. is there a double standard here? we report, you decide. >> dave: then fiscal cliff street a -- straight ahead. even the signs on the road point towards falling over. [ laughter ] smoke? nah, i'm good. ♪ [ male announcer ] every time you say no to a cigarette, you celebrate a little win. nicoderm cq, the patch with time release smart control technology that acts fast and helps control cravings all day long. ♪ quit one day at a time with nicoderm cq. we don't let frequent heartburn come between us and what we love. so if you're one
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